W.O. Larsen Selected Blend No. 32

The Larsens Select Blend No.32 is a hand packaged blend of square cut lemon & orange Virginia tobacco leaves originating from USA & Zimbabwe. It is a light but satisfying smoke of very high quality for those who appreciate a pure tobacco flavour.
Notes: Re-release of W.O. Larsen's "Selected Blend No. 32 Curly Flake" in a new tin design.


Brand W.O. Larsen
Series Selected Blend
Blended By W.O. Larsen
Manufactured By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Caramel, Honey, Vanilla
Cut Curly Cut
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Re-release


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.12 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 26, 2010 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
A mixed bag of reviews indeed!

My initial impression was too much casing overpowering the virginia, but a little way in it seemed to balance out and become a bit more palletable. I'm not a fan of heavily cased tobaccos and what I found interesting was that the virginia flavour was still able to overcome the sauce with citrus/hay notes emerging throughout the smoke. A tad too sweet for me, but moisture was perfect from the tin and it smoked to a relatively fine white ash. Bites a bit if pushed too hard - exercise caution.

Overall, I can understand the mixed bag of reviews. I can't quite make up my own mind on this one, but I can live without it, so periodic re-visits perhaps, but not on my regular rotation list.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 26, 2005 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
A very interesting cut, the squares have a lovely marbled look. The smell upon opening is like rich soil but with a slightly sweet undercurrent. The moisture level is just right. The tin art is simple and very appealing only slightly marred by the huge smoking kills in black letters.

The curly flake breaks up very easily if you choose to rub it out. I alternate between rubbing out and just stuffing it in which also works well. I find two squares to be the right amount.

When the match hits it, it always takes me a second to figure out when it is lit, it is that mild a smoke. At first you notice a slightly acid flavour but that fades fast. I don?t recommend smoking this in a pipe with a filter, as I don?t get much out of it with filters. The flavouring is very mild, but I feel that it is a good relaxing smoke, and if you stick with it becomes more complex and rewarding. While the nicotine content is not high, you should feel it by the end of the bowl, unless your regular smoke is Dunhill?s nightcap, in which case I suggest you slap a couple of nicotine patches on while you smoke this and most other blends. The room note is bland and will not elicit much comment, which can be a good thing. It seems to get a little moist by the end but that could be a issue with the smoker.

Overall an interesting smoke, not one I would keep on hand but I will certainly indulge in from time to time.

3 out of 5
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 27, 2004 Mild Medium Mild Pleasant
Rather attractive squares of curly flakes, of a light brown colour. A vanilla aroma drifts over the fruity Virginia smell. Its fun to rub, releasing the aroma even more, packs easily and lights with no difficulty. The flavour is pleasant, sweetish but extremely mild, rather like one of the really fruity Virginia flakes with a hint of vanilla flavouring. It has a very pleasant room note, the smell of the virginias goes well with the vanilla. Its a really high quality tobacco, excellent if you like a mild flavour, but personally I find it a little too mild. It is unusual, and interesting to see what a Danish blender can do to a Virginia tobacco, the casings are far more subtle than in the other Danish blends I've tried. Very enjoyable, but does not make me want to smoke lots more of it.
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